Family Leaf-warblers (Phylloscopidae)


Kolombangara Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus amoenus)


French: Pouillot de Kulambangra German: Kulambangralaubsänger Spanish: Mosquitero de Kulambangra

Mochthopoeus amoenus

E. J. O. Hartert

, 1929,

Kolombangara, Solomon Islands


Relationships uncertain, possibly a subspecies of P. poliocephalus; further study needed. Monotypic.


Kolombangara I, in W Solomons.

Descriptive notes

11–12 cm. A medium-sized leaf-warbler with fairly large bill. Has blackish-olive forehead and crown, long, narrow and indistinct olive-yellow supercilium, dark olive... read more


Quiet warbling song of 3–12 notes, e.g. “teed-did-lee, deed, deed”, descending and becoming... read more


Mossy forest between 1200 m and 1740 m. Sympatric with P. poliocephalus (of race ... read more

Food and feeding

No details of diet. Singles and pairs forage by hopping low, often on the ground and mossy tree trunks, but also in small branches,... read more


No information.



Status and conservation

VULNERABLE. Restricted-range species: present in Solomon Group EBA. Uncommon or scarce. Has very small global range (approximately 21 km²) and very small population (... read more

Recommended citation

Clement, P. (2019). Kolombangara Leaf-warbler (Phylloscopus amoenus). In: del Hoyo, J., Elliott, A., Sargatal, J., Christie, D.A. & de Juana, E. (eds.). Handbook of the Birds of the World Alive. Lynx Edicions, Barcelona. (retrieved from on 17 January 2019).